Beasley Scores 62 in Chinese All Star Game

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Skyeword
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"Beasley recorded a triple-double in the game, finishing with 63 points, 19 rebounds and 13 assists. Sure, it was in an All-Star Game in China, but 63 points is still 63 points, and it set a new CBA record for the game."

There's a catch though. They do not play defense in China. Beasley held the previous All-Star Game record set last year, by himself, of 59.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25452785/watch-michael- beasley-scores-63-points-wins-mvp-in-chinas-all-star-game


TimmyDoe
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Shame really. Michael Beasley was actually a very good player. Just never seemed to get it together in terms of his attitude or getting past the public perception of him (as it sometimes tends to happen to over talented young players). Beasley would have been easily a perennial all star if not for his issues whether it's his attitude or getting caught smoking in a hotel room


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Now that hash is legal or soon to be legal in most states, what happens to those exiled or incarcerated previously? Are they pardoned for their crimes because it wasn't really a crime? Marijuana was only made illegal by the cigarette companies that were seeking to do away with competition, simply stated. It was never an illegal drug. It's not a drug, it's an herb.

Regarding Beasley, he still deserves to be on an NBA roster.


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I think the problem with Beasley is no one knows what makes him tick. He was a scoring machine in college but was bitten by the Adam Morrison syndrome.


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userpete1037 wrote:
I think the problem with Beasley is no one knows what makes him tick. He was a scoring machine in college but was bitten by the Adam Morrison syndrome.

Well I think Adam Morrison had potential but the injury did get him and he never fully recovered. Beasley had a breakout season where he was getting 20ppg and he was absolute killer offensively. He was on his way to being a star but he got injured and combine that with off court issues resulted in many teams staying away from him. And when they did give him a "chance" it was off the bench. I mean I would have started Beasley and maybe even had him as a main option over any Forward they had in Phoenix (that year, Marcus Morris, Wes Johnson, Jared Dudley, Markieff as well). Miami was a bit more understandeable since they were stacked. But I don't believe he would have been a bust if he stayed in the league with proper opportunites. He doesn't belong overseas.


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TimmyDoe wrote:
Well I think Adam Morrison had potential but the injury did get him and he never fully recovered. Beasley had a breakout season where he was getting 20ppg and he was absolute killer offensively. He was on his way to being a star but he got injured and combine that with off court issues resulted in many teams staying away from him. And when they did give him a "chance" it was off the bench. I mean I would have started Beasley and maybe even had him as a main option over any Forward they had in Phoenix (that year, Marcus Morris, Wes Johnson, Jared Dudley, Markieff as well). Miami was a bit more understandeable since they were stacked. But I don't believe he would have been a bust if he stayed in the league with proper opportunites. He doesn't belong overseas.

The Lakers and the entire NBA had a chance to pick him up and Miami took a flyer. The following season nobody offered him a roster spot or even a tryout. Is this because of marijuana?


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Skyeword wrote:
The Lakers and the entire NBA had a chance to pick him up and Miami took a flyer. The following season nobody offered him a roster spot or even a tryout. Is this because of marijuana?

It could be a combination of a lot of things. I see it as the total package. Even if he was a gifted scorer no one wanted to hand over the team to him because of marijuana and questionable off court decisions. Combine that with the fact that he also seemed to have this immaturity and ego problem, i do recall him signing with the Grizzlies and before even playing a preseason game he left the Grizzlies to sign with the Sharks in China, one can only guess why. Taking into account this "package" and his prior decisions while in the league it's easy to see why a lot of teams passed him over. That's not to say he doesn't belong in the league because he is definitely talented and I stay adamant the he could have been an All-Star if he had the right situation and opportunity.


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